Specimen Requirements

Title

CHLORIDE, SERUM

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/ 2.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated: 1 week

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

1 day

Clinical Use

Electrolytes affect most metabolic processes. They serve to maintain osmotic pressure and hydration of various body fluid compartments, proper body pH and regulation of appropriate heart and muscle functions. Electrolytes are also involved in oxidation-reduction reactions and participate as essential part of enzyme reactions.

Test Code

CL